The holidays are just around the corner! Woo-hoo my favorite time of year. I’ve already been in full swing planning my Thanksgiving menu. My theme for this Thanksgiving is to prepare unique twists on common Thanksgiving dishes. It’s been super busy around here with multiple trips to the grocery store, recipe searching and testing, but I’m like a kid at Christmas! I’m so excited to see how my guests respond. Sadly because I’ve been so busy with planning this creative Thanksgiving feast, oh and moving to a new city, I’ve relied on quick and tasty snacks and appetizers to get me through the day and to entertain visitors dropping by to see the new spot. IMG_2306_2 Last week I whipped up these bacon cheddar deviled eggs as a snack and was told I absolutely HAD to make these as a Thanksgiving appetizer. I hadn’t even thought about having an appetizer on Thanksgiving, but being that the food is never ready on time, I figured these would be perfect and well fitting with the theme. These bacon cheddar deviled eggs are a great spin on the classic deviled egg recipe. Their smooth & sharp, distinctive taste comes from using Cracker Barrel cheddar cheese.  Cracker Barrel uses a special aging process to create that signature sharp taste and cream is added in to produce a smooth texture.

I use Cracker Barrel’s sharp cheddar cheese in this recipe but I’ve also made a small batch using their sharp white cheddar cheese and it was equally delicious! I’ve tweaked this recipe several times now and have discovered that the kind of cheese you use in this recipe really does have a big impact on the taste so be sure to use a good quality, that’s not already pre-shredded. (I wasn’t too fond of the texture when I used pre-shredded cheese) IMG_2308 So now that I have the perfect unique appetizer to serve, now on the next challenge, creating a unique turkey. Cheese-stuffed turkey anyone? Ok maybe that’s pushing it. Wish me luck!!

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The Recipe

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

By Divas Can Cook
5.0 from 5 reviews

Ingredients

  • 12 hardboiled eggs, peeled
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons finely shredded, Cracker Barrel Sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons green onions, diced and sautéed
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and finely diced
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • couple dashes black pepper
  • dash of hot sauce
  • Garnish-paprika, green onions, shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon

Instructions

  1. Slice hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise
  2. Scoop out the yolk and place yolks into a large bowl.
  3. Mix in mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, sautéed green onions, diced bacon, garlic powder, black pepper and hot sauce.
  4. Stir until creamy.
  5. Spoon or pipe yolk mixture into the hollows of the egg.
  6. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  7. When ready to serve, garnish with paprika, green onions, shredded cheddar and crumbled bacon.

 

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Speaking of unique, Cracker Barrel cheese has often been said to having a unique taste that is “indescribable”.  Have you tasted Cracker Barrel Cheese yet? 

 If so, try your luck at describing the taste of this cheese and automatically be entered to win a $100 Visa giftcard!

 

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner  will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 11/14/13 – 11/30/13.

Be sure to check out the Cracker Barrel brand page on BlogHer for more bloggers’ reviews.